Youth and school groups

We can tailor a voyage just for your group!

The crew's dedication and commitment was fantastic and the relationships they formed with the students in such a short period of time was a pleasure to watch. Miss Hurley, Piggott School.

Whether you’re a youth group, school, college, charity, social club or government agency, we can help you find the perfect trip. We can offer anything from day sails and weekend tasters to residential weeks or even Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expeditions. Young people can also work towards an RYA qualification.

We have worked with many groups over the years including, Scouts, Girlguides, schools, The Rank Foundation, special needs schools, pupil referral units, youth offending teams, young carers, the police, The Prince's Trust and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

This has given us a wealth of experience in organising voyages for groups of young people. Give us a call on: 02392 832055 and we can discuss what type of voyage may work for you.

Watch Guides from Girlguiding South West out on the water

Special needs voyages

Our voyages are fun, challenging, stimulating and vibrant. They offer a supportive and unique environment in which young people with special needs can develop their independent living skills in preparation for adult life.

Young people with special needs, including a degree of learning difficulty, attention control, fine motor coordination problems, mild visual or hearing impairments and social interaction problems, can benefit from sailing with us and no previous sailing experience is necessary.

Watch a group of students from Beaucroft Foundation School out on the water

So, if you are a parent or carer of a young person with special needs, or work in a special needs school or group and would like to find out more about our dedicated voyages, please call us on: 02392 832055 or contact us.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

All our voyages of four nights or more qualify for the Residential section of the Gold Award.

As an accredited DofE Expedition provider we can also offer groups specialised expeditions. You can either split this into the practice and actual expedition over two separate voyages or do both together. Our 55ft ketch is an ideal vessel to do your expedition on as it accommodates up to 10 voyage crew.

We now have our own friendly assessor who can assess (chargeable) your expedition.

Just give us a call on 02392 832055 to find out more.

How to book

If you would like to make a group booking or find out more, call the office on: 02392 832055 or contact us.

Covid-19 guidance

Sailing has never been risk-free, so we're used to assessing and managing risk, and for us, Covid-19 is no different. Tall Ships Youth Trust is following – and in some cases exceeding – the Royal Yachting Association and government guidelines to reduce the risks of infection to the lowest possible level. We  take all practical measures to ensure that those who are sailing with us arrive in good health, join a boat which has been sanitised and, to the extent possible, adhere to the latest hygiene and social distancing guidelines onboard.

Please note that to ensure the safety of everyone onboard, you will be asked to read and sign our Voyage crew information form and carry out a Covid test and social distance three days before joining the boat.

Please watch our Covid-19 safety video below.